January 17, 2011

Effective 1 January 2011, the Danish Immigration Service (DIS) has started charging a fee for residence and work permits for non-European Union (EU) nationals.  We first commented on this in the Pro-Link GLOBAL blog back in December 2010.

What Are The New Fees?

Application fees will be charged per person. Fees for the Green Card scheme (a points based scheme for highly skilled workers) are DKK3,900 (687USD, 523EUR). Fees for the Pay Limit Scheme (a scheme for corporate employees paid over a certain salary level) are in the range of DKK3025 (533 USD, 405 EUR).  A full list of fees can be obtained from the Danish immigration Service website here.

The fees are based on the amount of time a case worker spends processing a given application.

Fee Exemptions  

The processing fee is not required for nationals of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland or the Nordic countries.

Fees are required only for cases regarding family reunification, studies and work.

When and How is the Fee Paid? 

The fee is paid on application.  Of course, Pro-Link GLOBAL’s KGNM correspondent office in Denmark will advance the fee on behalf of our clients.

ACTION ITEMS FOR EMPLOYERS 

Note the new government fees, effective immediately, which will increase the cost of obtaining work & residence permits to Denmark. 

Caveat Lector | Warning to Reader  

This is provided as informational only and does not substitute for actual legal advice based on the specific circumstances of a matter. Readers are reminded that Immigration laws are fluid and can change a moment’s notice without any warning. Please reach out to your local Pro-Link GLOBAL specialist should you require any additional clarification.  Pro-Link GLOBAL worked with our KGNM Correspondent office in Denmark to provide this Global BRIEF to you.